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Reducing Soybean Harvest Losses in 2017
Tips for reducing your losses whether you have lodged plants or short ones with brittle pods.
Time to Get Serious; Small Cows Produce
Smaller cows can produce calves that are competitive with mainstream beef production.
Herbicide Rotation Ineffective Against Resistance in Waterhemp
Farmers have been battling herbicide-resistant weeds for generations.
Now is the Time to Scout for Palmer Amaranth
Palmer amaranth is in the pigweed family and has a lot of close relatives that can be confused with it.
Planting Winter Wheat Into Dry Soil
Many farmers this year may find themselves planting winter wheat into dry soils.
Walking a Trail, Understanding Cow Math
Having cattle that are too large or too small has real consequences.
Researchers Provide Guidance for Micronutrient Management
North Central Region publication looks at role micronutrients play in soybean production.
Managing Light Weight Calves
Weaning calves early is a powerful management tool to reduce demands on range and pasture.
Cattle on Feed Inventory Remains Above a Year Ago
USDA released its August Cattle on Feed report on Friday along with the monthly Livestock Slaughter report.
Soybean Rust Develops ‘Rolling’ Epidemics as Spores Travel North
Investigate Before Buying Livestock Feed
Producers need to beware of scams and know what they’re buying because feed quality can vary.
Check Labels for Pre-harvest Intervals
You cannot harvest a crop before a pre-harvest interval (PHI) expires.
What Do You Mean 5 Bushels Per Acre Is Not Significant?
Utilizing sound research results to help make decisions on the farm is a wise business practice.
Clover Toxicity and Horses
Learn more about how clover affects your horse’s health, how to identify clover and manage its growth.
Seeking Efficient Beef Cows
Separate biological and economic efficiency and keep an eye on your goal.
Understanding Growing Degree Days
Growing degree days, or heat units, help growers and researchers track the development of plants and pests.
How Will Soybeans With Dicamba Drift or Contamination Yield?
There are some things that can be considered that may be useful in answering the question.
Negative Cash Rent Farmland Returns Since 2014 Reduced Farmer Net Incomes
At average cash rent levels, cash rented farmland has reduced farmer net incomes in 2014 and 2015.
Fertilizer Price Trends in 2017
The retail prices of all major fertilizers remained low and stable in the first half of 2017, according to USDA statistics.
Tips for Conducting End of Season Corn Stalk Nitrate Test
Correct sampling procedure is critical to getting accurate data from the corn stalk nitrate test.
Assessing the Prospects for 2017 Corn Production
The question is whether the corn production forecast will change enough to result in higher prices than those currently reflected in the market.
12 Tips to Simplify Your Finances
To simplify your finances, knowing your core values will help to make the process easier.
Challenges and Opportunities in the World Beef Market
An increasing number of issues, some controversial, seem to be surrounding the global beef market.
Harnessing Rich Satellite Data to Estimate Crop Yield
Satellite data is being harnessed by researchers at the University of Illinois for a more complete picture of cropland and to estimate crop yield in the U.S. Corn Belt.
Seeing Dead Soybean Plants in a Circular Pattern? Could Be Due to Lightning
What are the odds that a soybean plant can be killed by lightning?
What to Do With All the Leaves
The fall foliage show of reds, yellows, and golds will be beginning shortly.
Preventing an Unwanted Baler Fire
We need to be cognizant always of the potential for fires to start while baling hay or straw and take measures to minimize the potential of a fire occurring.
Give Your Soil a Check-up This Fall
By conducting a soil test, you can learn your soil’s pH and its nutrient profile.
Corn and Soybean Yield Forecasts Larger Than Expected
The USDA’s August Crop Production report contained larger-than-expected forecasts for the 2017 U.S. corn and soybean crops.
Dectes Stem Borer in South Dakota Sunflowers
For the last two years, we have been observing large populations of Dectes stem borer in South Dakota sunflowers.
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